Kabul

Afghan youths play with kites during sun...Afghan youths play with kites during sunset in Kabul on August 14, 2013.  The Taliban during their rule banned kite flying as un-Islamic on the grounds that it was a waste of time and money and fertile ground for gambling, rather than specifically prohibited in the Koran. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH MaraiSHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan youths fly kites at sunset in Kabul, on Wednesday. During Taliban rule the activity was banned as un-Islamic on the grounds that it was a waste of time and money. Read more

An Afghan man tends to his watermelon stall as he waits for customers at a market in Kabul August 14, 2013.

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A man tends to his watermelon stall as he waits for customers at a market in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Wednesday

Afghan children play with plastic toy guns in Kabul on August 8, 2013. Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23 percent in the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the UN said last month. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH MaraiSHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Children in Kabul play with plastic toy guns. Civilian casualties in the Afghan war rose 23 per cent in the first half of this year due to Taliban attacks and increased fighting between insurgents and government forces, the UN said last month Read more

An Afghan man prays to celebrate Eid al-Fitr and the end of the fasting month of Ramadan at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on August 8, 2013. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Fitr this week, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan during which followers are required to abstain from food, drink and sex from dawn to dusk.

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An Afghan man prays to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Shah-e Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul on Thursday

An Afghan woman waits to receive aid as she stands behind the door of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) during the month of Ramadan in Kabul...An Afghan woman waits to receive aid as she stands behind the door of the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) during the month of Ramadan in Kabul August 1, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An Afghan woman waits to receive aid at the Afghanistan Chamber of Commerce and Industries during the month of Ramadan in Kabul

Afghan vendors unload watermelons from a...Afghan vendors unload watermelons from a truck at a fruit market in Kabul on July 24, 2013, during the holy month of Ramadan. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. AFP PHOTO/ SHAH MaraiSHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images

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Afghan vendors unload watermelons from a truck at a fruit market in Kabul on Wednesday during the holy month of Ramadan. Throughout the month, devout Muslims must abstain from food and drink from dawn until sunset when they break the fast with the Iftar meal. Read more

Boys read the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Kabul July 15, 2013.

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Boys read the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Kabul on Monday

An Afghan policeman talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul...An Afghan policeman talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul July 2, 2013. Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in the attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in Kabul on Tuesday. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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An Afghan policeman on Tuesday talks to a civilian standing behind a door near the site of a suicide attack in Kabul. Taliban insurgents including a suicide bomber in a truck killed six people in the attack on a foreign logistics and supply company in the city. Read more

Pigeons fly outside Shah-Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, July 1, 2013. (AP photo/Rahmat Gul)

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Pigeons are startled outside Shah-Do Shamshira mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Monday. Read more

An Afghan security force stands guard as a ambulance arrive near entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul

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An Afghan security force stands guard as an ambulance arrives near the entrance gate of the presidential palace in Kabul on Tuesday after Taliban militants targeted the palace and the CIA office.